Veterans Day Reception
Seattle University School of Law welcomes Eric Newman ’01 to speak at Veterans Day Reception.
About Eric Newman ‘01
Mr. Newman was born and raised in an Army family. Moving around the world, he attended 13 schools in 13 years, graduating from Frankfurt American High School in what was then West Germany. He joined the United States Air Force when he was 17 years old, becoming a third generation service member. He served on active duty for four years before transferring to the Washington Air National Guard, alternately working in an air defense unit and in a unit providing close air support to ground troops. Only a month after taking the bar exam, he was called back to active duty for the year following the 9/11 attacks. He eventually separated from the service as a Staff Sergeant having served a total of 13 years.
Mr. Newman is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Political Science. He attended Seattle University School of Law where he graduated cum laude. Today, he is a Litigation Section Chief at the Washington State Attorney General's Office where he works with a large team to enforce Washington’s consumer protection laws. He also spent four years in the office’s Antitrust Division as its Chief Litigation Counsel.
Before joining the AGO, Mr. Newman was in private practice focusing exclusively on litigation in both state and federal courts. He has tried dozens of cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in Washington and Oregon. Additionally, from 2013 to 2019, he served as a King County District Court Judge Pro Tempore, presiding over calendars and trials in civil and criminal matters at District Court locations around King County.
When he is not working, Mr. Newman spends a substantial amount of time teaching trial and litigation skills. He has taught trial techniques as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law, as well as coaching the school’s mock trial team for six years. He is a program director for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, co-directing its Deposition Skills Northwest program. He has taught for NITA’s Trial Skills programs in Seattle, Philadelphia, Dallas, and online. And, for the past ten years, he has served as visiting faculty at Emory University School of Law teaching in its trial techniques program.